15th August 2014

UN panel will investigate on war crimes reported during last 19 days

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  Mobitel official transferred for not giving ads to ‘Divaina’! United Nation will hold investigations on war crimes reported during the last 19 days, Divaina newspaper reports According to the Pro government newspaper Diviana UN investigation panel appointed by the UNHRC commissioner will hold investigations on war crimes reported since 1st to 19th May, 2009, when more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians were killed by the Sri Lankan forces in Mullivaikal. Pro government newspaper Diviana  says that the panel will never pay their attentions for war crimes committed by the LTTE within the past 30 years. The UN panel focuses to investigate death of 16 LTTE leaders including Pulithevan and Nadesan who were the first to surrender with white flag after UN negotiated the surrender. Pro government Sinhala newspaper […]

Blacklisted persons can apply for removal of their names, Sri Lanka Defense Ministry says

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The three persons who have been cleared are Karunanithi Thurairathnam a.k.a Thurai who resides in France, Sutharasan Kailayanathan who lives in India and Thanushkody Premani, a resident of Kilinochchi. Sri Lankan Government designated 424 individuals and sixteen organizations including the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorist under the United Nations Act No 45 of 1968 by Gazette Extraordinary No 1854/41 dated March 21st 2014. Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Defense Ministry spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said that the persons and organizations that have been blacklisted under a special gazette notification by Sri Lanka government can apply for clearance. Sri Lankan government designated 424 individuals and 16 organizations including the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorists under the United Nations Act No […]

Lanka slams Pillay, confident of Zeid

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The Government today slammed the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay and expressed confidence in the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein. The Ministry of External Affairs said Pillay, who is scheduled to leave office at the end of this month, is making public pronouncements to the media on an investigation which has commenced only recently, and is a clear indication of personal bias. “It is evidence of an attempt to influence the investigation process and make it follow a preconceived trajectory. She refers in her statement to a wealth of information outside Sri Lanka. This is the same wealth of information that she has tended to refer to in the past, justifying it to be from credible […]

2 kilos of heroin of 11 kilos haul, sold while in police custody

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(Lanka-e-News- 13.Aug.2014, 4.30PM) Sri Lanka is indeed a Rajapakse miracle in the making ! Believe it or not , 2 kilos of the total heroin haul of 11 kilos that was taken into custody by the Borella police on July 15 th , had been sold to a heroin dealer by the police itself . After this was trapped red handed , in order to save the police higher ups , two subordinate police officers were put forward as pawns , produced in court , and were bailed out.It is learnt that infamously famous senior DIG Anura Senanayake is at the bottom of this heroin deal conspiracy, according to reports reaching Lanka e news inside information division. Though 11 kilos of heroin were taken into […]

MaRa’s commission to probe disappearances – one expert is Gadaffi’s lawyer

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(Lanka-e-News- 14.Aug.2013, 8.30PM) It has now come to light that the three so called international specialists appointed to the Presidential commission of the Rajapakse regime to inquire into those who disappeared during the war are winners of trophies in the field of saving the incriminated guilty superiors at the expense of the innocent inferiors. One of the so called specialists is a notorious individual who came forward to rescue the dictator Gaddafi during the Libyan political upheaval . These appointments have been made in order to save the President who is the defense minister and Gota the defense secretary against whom there are grave war crime charges, and to fasten those charges on a number of seniors of the forces , Mangala Samaraweera M.P.exposed.A former […]

The UN Investigation Into Human Rights In Sri Lanka; Its Legal Basis, Nature And Scope

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By Friday Forum – A UN investigation into allegations of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka is about to commence. As an aid to public discussion, Friday Forum sets out below information to help the general public understand the legal basis, origin, nature and scope of this inquiry Frequently Asked Questions on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution (2014) on Sri Lanka 1. WHAT is the Human Rights Council? The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the main inter-governmental body within the United Nations that is responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. Under the UN Charter (which is like the Constitution of the UN), promoting and encouraging respect for human rights for all without discrimination is a major purpose of the UN (Article 1.3).  The HRC and all other human rights institutions and procedures within the UN have been […]

TNA Leadership With War Crimes Evidence

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Who Oils Or Massages Ellalan Rajah? By Unoiled Thamilan – (Response to ‘Don’t Trust The Colombo TNA Leadership With War Crimes Evidence’ in Colombo Telegraph) I was so impressed when I read the article titled “Don’t Trust The Colombo TNA Leadership With War Crimes Evidence”, written under the obvious pseudonym ‘Ellalan Rajah’, in the Colombo Telegraph. By impressed, I mean that I marvelled at how the Rajapaksa regime is now able to get mercenaries to pose off as Tamil rights activists online, to work and campaign to deprive the Tamils of and in Sri Lanka the opportunity to properly and effectively fight for their grievances. In this instance, it is attempted to ‘plug’ through discouragement, an avenue for Tamils to effectively canvass the UNHCR. To me (and […]

President seeks permanent solution on fishing

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed concerns about the impact the fishing issue is having on both the lives of fishermen and the environment and expressed the need for a permanent solution. The President said this when he met the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha at Temple Trees today, the President’s office said. Sinha expressed his appreciation for the President’s gesture to release Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody on the occasion of India’s Independence Day that is celebrated tomorrow. The Indian High Commissioner also briefed the President on the Indian CEO’s Forum that is set to take place this week in line with Indian Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka. When the President pointed out that there are quite a number of […]

Haphazard issuance of licences led to doctor’s death – GMOA

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya yesterday blamed the Private Health Services Regulatory Council (PHSRC) for issuing a licence to the Beauty Clinic at Visakha Road Bambalapitiya hastily. That had caused the untimely death of Dr. Mrs. P. A. Priyangi, he said. Addressing the media Dr. Padeniya said that the GMOA had been campaigning for ridding the country of quacks but no tangible action had been taken by the authorities concerned so far. To perform any kind of operation there should be a consultant anaesthetist, required medical staff and a well-equipped theatre, but at the particular clinic, none of those requisites had been at hand, he said. Dr. Padeniya said that the then Provincial Health Director Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva […]